The NPS-ANPR is a open source LRP system developed to aid in the fight against crime in South Africa
The NPS-ANPR is a small camera and processor that analyse images captured by the camera and detect vehicle registration numbers, if a vehicle registration number is detected the processor will contact the CLOUD based servers and submit the plate for further analysis.
Our CLOUD based service is run at users can manage their OWN hotlists and notifications for there NPS-ANPR modules. The CLOUD servers is fully intergrated to the NP Tracker dataset of country wide community generated vehicle lookout reports.

Raspberry Pi files

Have your own Raspberry Pi and Camera download the image burn to a SD card and have your own ANPR system.

Create your own ANPR system

To create your OWN ANPR saystem you will need the following:

  1. Raspberry Pi 3
  2. Raspberry Pi Camera
  3. Raspberry Pi Power Supply
  4. 8Gb Class10 SD storage card with ANRP-Software burned on the card
  5. Enclosure (We need a plate bender to build and supply our own enclosures if you can help please contact us.)

Burn ANPR-Software onto SD Card

Download the ANPR-Software bundle to your local hard disk.
Download the SD burning software for your operating system here and burn the image to a SD Card.

Login and setup instructions

Bootup and login to the Raspberry Pi console

Raspberry Console

Raspbain GNU/Linux 8 raspberrypi tty1

raspberrypi login: pi
Password: nptracker

Edit and connect the Raspberry to your Wifi network

Raspberry Console

pi@raspberrypi : $ sudo mcedit /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
pi@raspberrypi : $ sudo ifdown wlan0
pi@raspberrypi : $ sudo ifup wlan0

Reboot and find the Pi IP on your network. Find the wlan0 section and note the IP address (after the inet addr:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX)

Raspberry Console

pi@raspberrypi : $ sudo ifconfig

Setup and configure the ANRP software on the Raspberry Pi

Open a web browser and enter the IP address obtained above.

Where to get a NPS-ANPR

The online shop is available at

If you come across anything along the way that we haven’t covered, or if you know of a tip you think others would find handy, please let us know and we’ll see about including it in this guide.